Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Name: Jari PELTOMÄKI
Address: LIMINKA FINLAND
Mobile phone: 040-591 91 20

Employment History

Finnature Ltd

  • Director of Finnature Ltd 2002- 2015
  • Chairman of the board 2015-

Journalist and Photographer

  • Linnut (Birds) Magazine of BirdLife Finland 1994 —
  • Alula (Ornithological) Magazine 1998 — 2002
  • Metsästäjä (Hunter) Magazine 1998 – 2002
  • Birds in Action book – one of the four photographers (Tammi) 2009
  • Oulanka and Paanajärvi National Parks – head photographer of Nature and Hiking guide 2005
  • Hunters Bird guide – head photographer and other author 2005
  • Birds – Finlands bird guide – one of the four photographers and authors (Tammi) 2006
  • Fascinating Nature Photography book – other photographer (Docendo) 2006
  • Owls book – one of head photographers (Bloomsbury) 2012
  • Handbook of Bird Photography – one of three authors (Docendo) 2012
  • Handbook of Nature Photography – bird photography section (Docendo) 2012
  • Birds of Oulu – other photographer (Oulu University) 2013
  • Owls – book with David Tipling (Evans Mitchell Books) 2013
  • Kaiken takana on vesi – Fascinating water – other photographer (Docendo) 2015
  • Lintukuvaajien matkassa VOL I – one of four photographers (Docendo) 2015
  • Out and about with Birdphotographers VOL II – one of four photographers (Docendo) 2016
  • Kiehtovat linnut- Fascinating birds – other photographer (Docendo) 2016
  • Birdphoto.fi website – one of the four photographers 2003 —
  • NHPA – photo archive´s photographer 2003 —
  • VIREO – photo archive´s photographer 2003 —
  • Leuku – photo archive´s photographer 2006 —
  • Blickwinkel – photo archive´s photographer 2007 —
  • Author of numerous bird and nature articles in Finnish and foreign magazines
  • Photographs published in numerous brochures, calendars, books and magazines worldwide
  • Professional Nature Photographers of Finland Fotofinlandia candidate 2008
  • Helsingin Sanomat newspaper – nature photographer of advertisement campaign 2009

Teacher of Photography course

  • School of Home Economics in Liminka 1997- 1998

Awards in Photography Contests

  • Kuusamo Nature Photography Contest – 6th place 1999
  • International Nature Photo Contest Blue Ribbon in Kajaani – Honorable Mention:
    ”Female Capercaillie in sand bath” 1999
  • Kuusamo Nature Photo Contest – 3rd and 6th places 2000
  • BBC WPY Nature Photo Contest – Honorable Mention: Brown Bear 2003
  • BBC WPY Nature Photo Contest – Honorable Mention: Great Grey Owl 2005
  • BBC WPY Nature Photo Contest – Honorable Mention: Dalmatian Pelican 2010
  • International Wildbird Photographer title – 1st prize: Red-throated Diver 2004
  • IWP Contest – Awards in categories Portfolio and Shape & Composition 2005
  • Natures Best Magazine Nature Photo Contest – Honorable Mention: Great Grey Owl 2005
  • Nature Photo of the Year Contest – 4th place in series Birds 2005
  • Nature Photo of the Year Contest – Honorable Mention in series Birds 2006
  • Nature Photo of the Year Contest – Honorable Mention in series Birds 2007
  • Nature Photo of the Year Contest – 1st prize in series Shape & Composition 2011
  • IFWP- Nature Photo Contest – 3rd prize in series in series Birds 2007
  • IFWP- Nature Photo Contest – 3rd prize in series in series Birds 2008
  • Glanzlichter Photo Contest in Germany – Honorable Mention 2008
  • Festival de´loiseau et de la nature Contest in France – 2nd prize 2008
  • Glanzlichter Photo Contest in Germany – Honorable Mention 2009

Photography Exhibitions

  • Nature photography exhibition, Koivuranta Café in Oulu 2000
  • Selected Nature photographs, Oulanka Visitor Centre 2000
  • Nature photography exhibition, Kempele commune hall 2001
  • Owls from taiga to tundra, Hannun jäljet – exhibition Kuukkeli Hall in Kuusamo 2008
  • Owls from taiga to tundra, Heinola birdgarden 2008
  • Owls from taiga to tundra, Kuusamo Hall 2008
  • Finnish Wildlife – Montier-en-Der, France 2008
  • Owls from taiga to tundra, Liminganlahti Visitor Centre 2009
  • Photographs from close and far, Kuusamo Hall 2011
  • Wildlife of Finland – Montier-en-Der, France 2011
  • Beauty won´t disappear, Liminganlahti Visitor Centre 2012
  • Birds of Oulu region, Liminganlahti Visitor Centre 2013
  • Birds of Oulu region, Hannun jäljet – exhibition Kuukkeli Hall in Kuusamo 2013
  • Birds of Oulu region, Arktikum Rovaniemi 2013
  • Birds of Oulu region, Kunshaus Schill Gallery, Stuttgart 2013
  • Beauty of birds – continuing sales exhibition- Vihiluoto fish restaurant 2013-
  • Several Wildlife photo exhibitions in different locations in China 2013-

Professional Nature Photographers of Finland registered society

  • Member 2005 —
  • Chairman 2007 — 2013

Photography Presentations

  • British Birdwatching Fair in Rutland 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Edinburgh University auditorium, Scotland 2005
  • Cambridge University auditorium, England 2005
  • Italy´s 1st Nature Photography Fair, Italy 2006
  • Scotland´s Nature Photography Fair, Scotland 2006
  • Estonian Society for Nature Photography – meeting in Estonian National Opera house, Estonia 2007
  • Finlandia House ”Owls from taiga to tundra” 2007
  • The Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre 2008
  • Liminganlahti Bay Bird Photo Festival 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Kuusamo Nature Photo 2005, 2008, 2011
  • Vårgårda, Sweden 2008
  • Slimbridge, England 2009
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland 2009, 2015
  • Biofoto 30 -year jubileum in Oslo, Norway 2009
  • VNF 25- year jubileum in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands 2011
  • Montier-en-Der, France 2011
  • Picture and Camera Fair, Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre 2012, 2015
  • Digiexpo Fair, Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre 2012, 2015
  • The Finnish Nature Photographers Association 2012

Trainer

  • Kuusamo Kaamoskamera, Photoshop and bird photographer´s work 2008
  • Lapua, Northern Photography Centre, bird photographer´s work 2008
  • Estonian nature tourism companies training session 2008
  • Teacher for bird- and photography guide course 2014

Judge

  • Photography Contest of Nature Photographers in Ireland 2009
  • Liminganlahti Bay Bird Photography Contest 2010, 2012 and 2013
  • BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY). Nature Photography final 2012
  • MontPhoto 2013
  • I am photographer competition in Estonia 2013 and 2014
  • GDT European Wildlife Photographer or the Year 2014
  • Finnish Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Ambassador

  • Nikon ambassador for Finland´s Nature Photography 2012 — 2016